The Ancient Egyptian Economy

3000–30 BCE


Author: Brian Muhs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107113369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 5239

The first economic history of ancient Egypt employing a New Institutional Economics approach and covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000 30 BCE."

Collieries and Colliers

A Handbook of the Law and Leading Cases Relating Thereto


Author: John Coke Fowler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coal mines and mining

Page: N.A

View: 7323

Jim Thorpe

World's Greatest Athlete


Author: Robert W. Wheeler

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806187328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9098

Born in 1888 in Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was a Sac and Fox Indian. After attending the Sac and Fox agency school and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas, he transferred to Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. At Carlisle he led the football team to victories over some of the nation’s best college teams-Army, Navy, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska. In 1912 he participated in the Olympic Games in Stockholm, winning both the decathlon and pentathlon. It was then that King Gustav V of Sweden dubbed him "the world’s greatest athlete." Between 1913 and 1919, Thorpe played professional baseball for the New York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Boston Braves. In 1915 he began playing professional football with the Canton (Ohio) Bulldogs. When the top teams were organized into the American Professional Football Association in 1920, Thorpe was named the first president of the league, which was renamed the National Football League in 1922. Throughout his career he excelled in every sport he played, earning King Gustav’s accolade many times over.